Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.


01 NOV 2018

Tibet

Thank you very much for taking the time to email me about Tibet

I understand that the UK regularly urges China to respect all fundamental rights across the People's Republic of China, including in Tibet, in line with both its own constitution and the international frameworks to which it is a party. I hope the following information on this topic from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is reassuring:

The Foreign Secretary raised the issue of human rights on his visit to China in the summer.
The UK also pays close attention to the human rights and wider situation in Tibet, which it regularly raises with the Chinese authorities. China remains a Human Rights priority country for the UK and the FCO's concerns were set out in its annual report on Human Rights and Democracy, which was published in July.
The UK will be raising a range of its priority concerns at China's Universal Periodic Review. The advance questions have been published at the following website, including the UK's contribution: https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/china/session_31_-_november_2018/advancequestionschina.pdf.

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